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 810 Grant McConachie Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

810 Grant McConachie Squadron has molded hundreds of youth over the last 46 years into leaders of the future.

Cadets will explore aviation, survival, instruction, leadership, marksmanship and many other skills throughout their time with the cadet program.

Getting Started

Information for prospective Cadets and Parents

Weekly Announcements

Events, training information, and more happening this week.

Contact Us

Details on how and when to contact the squadron.

We're excited to announce a new fundraiser for the squadron: The Riverbend Gardens CSA Fundraiser!

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is when families pre-purchase a set number of weeks of fresh produce from a farm in their local area. In the case of Riverbend Gardens, the CSA is 15 weeks long starting in early July and offers unbelieveably fresh, high-quality, and locally grown produce for your family, starting as low as $23 per week.

Sign-up is now open. We encourage cadet families to purchase the CSA and to offer it to extended family, co-workers, and neighbours. 

Riverbend Gardens will be donating 15% of all sales made by cadets back to the squadron!

Bingo Signup

A new year means new Bingo committments for all of our cadet families. The first dates for the training year are out and still in need of sign-ups. There will be more dates into 2019 but we encourage you to get some of your bingos out of the way early.

Details here: https://810air.ca/parent-info/bingo-dates
Sign-up here: https://www.timetosignup.com/810aircadetvolunteer/sheet/1269301

About 810 and Air Cadets

Learn more about 810 Air Cadet Squadron and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the programs we offer, and how you can get your child involved. 

The three aims of the air cadet program are to:

  • Develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership
  • Promote physical fitness
  • Stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces

Spring Break Trip 2019 Information

This year 36 cadets and officers of 810 RCACS will be participating in a citizenship trip to Ottawa during Spring Break from March 23-31, 2019.

Cadets have been selected for the trip. 

Cadet Spring Trip List

Congratulations! You have been selected to attend the Ottawa 2019 Citizenship trip representing the cadets of 810 Grant McConachie Squadron.   This event will be a week-long adventure full of museums, historical sites, and other tourist attractions within the Ottawa region.

Before we leave there are a number of deadlines to be aware of:

  1. Picture of Government issued Photo Id: Feb 6

    • This can also be emailed to 810air(at)cadets.gc.ca or provided in person

    • This is needed so we can have your legal name for the flight manifest

    • You will also be required to bring your ID with you on the trip, therefore ensure the expire date is after April 1st, 2019.

  2. Alberta Health Care Copy by Feb 27

  3. Squadron civie clothing:

    • Decisions completed NLT (not later than) Feb 20

    • Sizing will be started Feb 23

    • WO1 Panicker/ Lt Barraclough will take lead in suggesting options, gaining input, finalizing the decision, sizing and procuring.

    • Possible options may include: t-shirt/light jacket/hat

    • Each day the schedule will identify what you are wearing, either civilian squadron clothing or uniform. 

  4. Final paperwork signed by parents/guardians by March 20

There will be a meeting towards the end of February/ beginning of March to go over the joining instructions and final details with your parents/guardians.   

Hotel rooms will be assigned based on gender, with approximately 4 cadets per room.  Staff will create room assignments which will be based on supervision requirements.

An Evening with Dave Hadfield

An Alberta Provincial Committee Fundraiser

A night of original music and highlight's of Dave Hadfield's Aviation career and cadet involvement.

March 23, 2019
Ellerslie Rugby Park
11004 Ellerslie Road SW Edmonton
Click here to buy tickets.

 

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Attention Parents and Guardians of Cadets:

The key way for the squadron to provide up-to-date information regarding training, events, and other program information is through our email list. If you have an active cadet (or are thinking about enrolling your child), you should be signed up to this list. 

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Weekly Announcements

Check here often for updated information on cadet activities.

Medal Application information can be found here:
 
Application due date is March 20, 2019
 
March 18: Spring Break Trip Uniform Exchange
WHEN: 1830 - 2000hrs
WHERE: Boys and Girls Club: 9425 109A Ave use west side door
OTHER: Bring parts to exchange. 
 
Donations for YESS (Guest Speaker from Feb 23rd) are due March 20 so it can be presented.
 
Monday March 18: Band Training
WHEN: 1900 - 2100hrs
WHERE: Kenilworth School
DRESS: Civilian Clothing
OTHER: Bring music and instrument
 
Wednesday March 20: Regular Training 
Level 1&2: Sports Night - wear sports gear
Level 3&4: Regular Training - wear uniform
WHEN: 1815 - 2130hrs
WHERE: Kenilworth School
DRESS: See above for each level
OTHER: Cadets on Spring Break Trip - paperwork due.
 
March 23 - 31 SPRING BREAK - NO CADETS
 
Spring FTX: April 12-14 or May 10-12
Cadets can only sign up for one weekend. 
Permission Slips are due April 10, 2019 by 2030hrs.
 
 

What Makes 810 Special?

For over 46 years, 810 Grant McConachie Squadron has molded hundred of Alberta youth into the leaders of the future. Cadet training explores aviation, survival, instruction, leadership, marksmanship, and many other skills. 

Children between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible for the program and mandatory training is on Wednesday evenings at Kenilworth School in Edmonton.